Welcome to my new blog! But it's really your blog too - a place to sound off about issues important to people with serious health concerns and helping people be "smarter patients" so they can get the care they need and deserve.

I will often comment on what we discuss in the weekly radio shows and interviews and share some of the behind the scenes discussions too.

It's been almost two years since we began Patient Power on radio and I continue to be bowled over with how much there is to talk about and how many people this affects.

We are in the vanguard of consumerism in healthcare and more and more people are learning that they need to be the center of their healthcare; they need to be the decisionmaker and not assume it will be handled right by someone else.

We all want to be cared for. But we need to be smart healthcare consumers too. That can be tough when we are worried or in pain. That's where Patient Power comes in. To provide you with a connection to experts when you are ready for it.

Please keep an eye on this space and contribute your own views, tell your friends, and sign up for our e-newsletters.

We are on a health adventure together and I am excited about how this blog can help add information and inspiration to the journey. Thanks for joining in the ride!